Origin of pugnacious
SYNONYMS FOR pugnacious
Examples from the Web for pugnacity
“I Am Every Woman,” it said, and Tehelka was widely lauded for its pugnacity.
This, in a youth not seventeen, urged well for the pugnacity of the man.
You will excuse me now, I hope, for saying that I read on your face immense determination and something like pugnacity.
And vice versa, when the German is excited to pugnacity, he does not seem to be excited at all.Letters of Peregrine Pickle|George P. Upton
As I have repeatedly stated, pugnacity is a more valuable asset than protective colouration in the struggle for existence.Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
Biddy was the very pink of pugnacity, and could throw in a body blow, or plant a facer, with singular energy and science.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories|William Carleton